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volunteer work in the u.s. and around the world. this was recorded in fairfax virginia and is about 20 minutes. >> host: "the voluntourist" is a book by ken budd. what is it about? >> guest: this is a way to do it if you can take two years to join the peace corps. postmark when did you start voluntary? >> guest: i started after hurricane katrina. host mark what caused you to do this? >> guest: it was one of those times in my life when i didn't know what i was doing, and that this opportunity came up and i thought was perfect because i had no skills whatsoever. i did whatever they ask for in skilled people come in, they clean up than they do the serious work. so we did very basic labor. but it was necessary later. >> host: did you feel that your two weeks in new orleans was worthy? >> guest: guesstimate everywhere that i went from a question that. i said, what can you really do in two weeks? beyond the fact that yes, it is helpful to paint a house, but there was an intangible quality that it was good to be in new orleans nine months after hurricane katrina. people were so happy to have
for joining us at the heritage foundation. we welcome those who joined us on our heritage.org web site on these occasions. we ask everyone in the house if he would be so kind as to check cellphones one last time and see that they are turned off. amazing how many speakers start doing that. we will post a program on our web site within 24 hours for your future reference and of course our internet viewers are always welcome to e-mail us with questions or comments, simply writing those to speaker@heritage.org. our guest today, dr. juan williams is a native of arizona, a master's degree at arizona state university and received his doctorate from the university of california santa barbara. throughout his high school and college, however, he spent most of his time playing drums in a variety of things. as a rock drummer he was part of several groups one of which opened for steppenwolf among other performers for those old enough to remember that. his first film, rocking the wall about rock music had spared in bringing down communism started airing on pbs this weekend will continue throughout th
thurmond's racial politics. see how they intersect with one another. i think that doing so gives us a history of what strom thurmond's america looks like. it helps us to see what was going on in the south and what was going on in the national, conservative political realm as well. he helped us rethink the history of modern conservative. a history, a history that thurmond is often left out. >> you can watch this and other programs online by booktv.org. >> david cherry has resigned on friday after an fbi investigation into e-mail security that has uncovered evidence of an extramarital affair between here and his biographer, paula broadwell. next, we air a book edited by paula broadwell. it reflects his military career and the wars in iraq and afghanistan. for about an hour at politics & prose in washington dc. >> evening, i am bradley graham, co-owner of politics & prose with my wife melissa. on behalf of the entire staff, i would like to welcome me you here. before turning to our guest author, i would just like to say a word about an important event coming up this april. it is being
be in the situation we were in, we felt safe and comfortable there and i feel like my father wanted us to have an education, he knew that education was the key to a better life but i really think he thought all of us would come back home and try to work from there. >> you can watch this and other programs online at booktv.org. >> gene robinson of the episcopal diocese of new hampshire's and first openly gay person elected to be episcopate presents his arguments for gay marriage. this is just over an hour. [applause] >> thank you. i think of cambridge as a very sophisticated place but surely you have better things to do on a friday night, really. i am delighted that i was your choice tonight. i am really very honored and it is a special privilege to be introduced by patrick. he is one of my favorite people in the whole world and he is doing some great things and if you haven't bought his book, by it now. is fantastic. welcome. we have pds people here? yes. any harvard people here? yes, oh yes, okay. i am really pleased to be doing this book right now. i have to admit i didn't have time to write
] .. >> tell us what you think about programming this weekend. you can tweet us at booktv, comment on our facebook call or send us an e-mail at booktv, nonfiction books every weekend on c-span2. >> you are watching booktv. now william chafe examines how bill and hillary clinton's personal relationship has affected their political lives. mr chafe recover their turbulent marriage and describes the elite parter assisted in the other's career gains. it is about an hour. [applause] >> good evening, everybody. thank you all for being here. i am the director of the public library and it is a great pleasure to have you here and have william chafe here to talk about his excellent new book, reflective, raunchy and ripping. i want to write a book that gets that kind of press. i try to live a life like that. this book and tonight's topic will remind us we have a presidential campaign going on in which there is a human cry about what is truth and what is fact, what is fiction, what is a lie and it reminds us most of this is rhetorical exaggeration but there was a time in american history when there we
. please let us know about hookers in your area and we will add them to our list. post them to our while i facebook.com/booktv or e-mail us at tv at c-span.org. >> you are watching booktv on c-span2. here's a look at our lineup for tonight beginning at seven eastern. wayne carlin discusses his book, wandering souls. with booktv from george mason university. at 730 eastern, beatrice hopman over the last 80 years. at 830, thomas stanton and why some firms thrive why others fail. and at 10:00 p.m. eastern, we conclude the prime time programming with our "after words" program. david cay johnston discusses the fine print. he talked with reporter jayne o'donnell. visit booktv.org for this weekend's television schedule. >> in her book, "pat nixon", mary brennan discusses the use of mrs. nixon's private documents. this is just over 60 minutes. >> welcome. i'm the acting director of the library and i appreciate all of you coming to our continuing author copies and patience. today, we are very fortunate to have the leading scholar on pat nixon was 100 years ago this year. mary brennan, who did much
the u.s. squarely in the center of the world. the eurasian continent was split into, as parentheses to the u.s. in order to accommodate this you. i believe i have struggled against this distortion of the u.s. is both literal and symbolic place in the world all my life. we are close in age. so i wonder if you encounter the same perpetual distortion and subsequent challenge? you have 30 seconds. >> absolutely something i write about in don't know much about geography. specifically, most of us grew up with a certain, what is called, projection of the world. greenland looks like it is big, if up in africa. so, as things get turned around and given proportionally, i also included in that book of maps that just turns north and south america upside-down. what would happen if we looked at -- there's no reason we can look at it that way. north doesn't have to be a top. we could put south of the top who wanted to. >> host: we will have to leave it there. i apologize. out of time. kenneth davis has been our guest here on "in-depth". . . >> your internet is 20 times faster uploading and 10 time
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